This course will help you understand the concept and principles of primary and secondary assessment, how to establish management priorities (triage), how to initiate primary and secondary management, demonstrate the skills necessary to assess, and manage critically ill patients.
Recommended for doctors in their first or second year of specialist training (CT1/ST1 and above). Applications are accepted from FY2 doctors working in a relevant specialty.
The ATLS course is run over 2 consecutive days.
Assessments are based on clinical scenarios that allow the candidate to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course. ATLS is an interactive course combining lectures, workshops, skills stations and simulated patient management scenarios (moulages). Candidates are also required to pass a pre- and post-course multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ).
Successful completion of the course results in the candidate being issued with a certificate from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Includes course materials and daytime catering.
Our priority is to provide training for doctors working for the NHS. Due to demand and limited availability, it is the policy of The Royal College of Surgeons that ATLS course places are only allocated to doctors currently working in the UK. Therefore, doctors working overseas are not eligible to apply for the ATLS course in the UK.
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